Sign Up for Square Point of Sale

Learn how to sign up for Square online or in app, and review the information required to process credit cards. If you have multiple businesses, you can set up individual accounts for each business.

Sign Up

  1. Either head to squareup.com > click Start a Square Account or download Square Point of Sale to your compatible mobile device > Get Started.

  2. Enter and confirm your email address and create a password.

Business Details Required

For tax purposes, we ask that you include your ABN or ACN during signup, if applicable. Having your Square account associated with your business ABN is advantageous when it comes to completing your taxes, and it helps us identify you as a business.

Square accounts can be created under these business types:

  • Individual/Sole Trader (with or without an ABN)

  • Partnerships (with an ABN)

  • Companies (with an ABN)

  • Trusts (with an ABN) *

At this time, other business types – including incorporated/unincorporated Associations – are not supported for payment processing with Square. If you’re a business processing over $250,000 each year, please contact our Sales team for more information.

*Note: You’ll need to upload a copy of your Trust Deed, which will need to be manually reviewed by our team. Due to the number of applications we have, activation may take up to 2 weeks from the date you upload your Trust Deed. At this time, there is no way to speed up the application process. You will be updated on the status of your application once it has been reviewed in full. We recommend that you wait at least 2 weeks before reaching out to our Customer Success team for an update, if necessary.

Personal Details Required

We are required by banking industry regulations and applicable law to verify a personal identification number from a government-issued ID, date of birth and full name and address for each of our primary account holders. Even if you plan on using Square as a business, there is no way to create a Square account without providing a valid personal identification number.

Current credit card regulations also require our customers to be at least 18 years of age, so you’ll need to be 18 or older to create a Square account.

The following details are required to activate a Square account:

  • First name and Surname

  • Home mailing address*

  • Date of birth

  • Contact telephone number

  • Government issued ID (Passport, Driver’s Licence or Medicare card)

*A PO Box can be used for hardware shipping but not as a home address for activation.

If applicable, you’ll be prompted to add details about your business partner(s).


If your business is a partnership, you’ll be prompted to add details about your business partner(s). For individuals, this includes full name, date of birth and address. For entities, an entity name is required along with an ABN, if applicable.

Beneficial Ownership

For businesses that have beneficial owners, personal information for those individuals will need to be provided as well.

Link Your Bank Account

An Australia-based transactional bank account is required for your funds to be transferred.

Square Hardware & Account Setup

You can place an order for Square hardware or skip this step and purchase at a later time. If you purchase Square hardware online, it should arrive within 2-7 business days.

Alternatively, you can purchase hardware from one of our retail partners.

For a more comprehensive look at the many features available within Square Point of Sale, view the full Square Point of Sale Guide.

Learn more about: Payment Processing